From the mouths of kids
love the outdoors, and because of my passion for hunting and fishing, my family
eats a considerable amount of wild game. So much, in fact, that one evening as
I set a platter of broiled venison steaks on the dinner table, my ten-year-old
daughter looked up and said, "Boy, it sure would be nice if pizzas lived in the
Sent by Mike
Thought for today
1. Your thumb is nearest to
you. So begin your prayers by praying for those closest to you. They are the easiest
to remember. To pray for our loved ones is, as C. S. Lewis once said, a "sweet
2. The next finger is the pointing finger. Pray for those who teach,
instruct, and heal. This includes teachers, doctors, and our church leaders. They
need support and wisdom in pointing others in the right direction. Keep them in
3. The next finger is the tallest finger. It reminds us of our
leaders. Pray for the President, leaders in business and industry, and administrators.
These people shape our nation and guide public opinion. They need God's guidance.
4. The fourth finger is our ring finger. Surprising to many is the fact that
this is our weakest finger, as any piano teacher will testify. It should remind
us to pray for those who are weak, in trouble, or in pain. They need your prayers
day and night. You cannot pray too much for them.
5. And lastly comes our
little finger, the smallest finger of all, which is where we should place ourselves
in relation to God and others. As the Bible says, "The least shall be the greatest
among you." Your pinkie should remind you to pray for yourself.
By the time
you have prayed for the other four groups, your own needs will be put into proper
perspective and you will be able to pray for yourself more effectively.
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